1758 Birth of Francois Lays Baritone
Born 14 Feb 1758 Barthe-de-Nestes Died 30 Mar 1831
Created Anacreon in Anacreon chez Polycrate (Gretry)
Cinna in Vestale (Spontini)
Telasco in Fernando Cortez (Spontini)
Husca in Caravane du Caire (Gretry)
Panurges in Panurges dans l'Ile des Lanternes (Gretry)
Sang in premiere of Aladin (Isouard)
Ossian ou les Bardes (Le Sueur)
La Mort d'Adam (Le Sueur)
1778 Birth of Catalan guitarist and composer Fernando SOR (Sors) in
Barcelona. d-Paris, 10 JUL 1839.
1783 Death of Marie-Josephine Laguerre Soprano
Born 1755 Paris Died 14 Feb 1783
Debut as Adele in Adele de Ponthieu (La Borde) 1778
Created Iphigenie in Iphigenie en Tauride (Piccini)
Helle in Helle (Floquet)
Sangaride in Atys (Piccinni)
Countess in Double Epreuve (Gretry)
1790 Death of English composer and organist Capel Bond in Binley. b-Coventry, 2 DEC 1730.
1816 Birth of Anna Vorobyeva-Petrova Mezzo-Soprano
Born 14 Feb 1816 St Petersburg Died 26 Apr 1901
Debut as Pippo in Gazza Ladra (Rossini) 1833
Teacher :- Sapienza, Mikhail Glinka, Caterino Cavos
Created Cherevik in Sorochinsky Fair (Mussorgsky)
Vanya in Life for the Tsar (Glinka)
1865 FP in USAmerica of J.S. Bach's Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in G minor, with pianist Benjamin J. Lang and members of the Mendelssohn Quintet Club at Chickering Hall in Boston, MA.
1867 (13th?) FP of Johann Strauss Jr's On The Beautiful Blue Danube, conducting in Vienna.
1880 Birth of Maria Labia Soprano
Born 14 Feb 1880 Verona 11 Feb 1953
Debut as Geisha in Iris (Mascagni) 1900
Teacher, Cecilia Labia (mother)
1880 FP of G. Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 1 in c, Op. 15, at a concert of the Société Nationale de la Musqique Français in Paris.
1882 Birth of Polish pianist and composer Ignaz FRIEDMAN in Podgorze. d- Sydney,
Australia, 26 JAN 1948.
1891 Birth of Parry Jones Tenor
Born 14 Feb 1891 Blainu Wales Died 26 Dec 1963
Teachers, John Coates, Ernesto Colli, Karl Scheidemantel, Albert Visetti
Pupils, Patricia Kern, Ramon Remedios, Evelyn Dalberg.
1902 Birth of Jean Vieuille Bass-Baritone
Born 14 Feb 1902 Paris Died 6 Apl 1967
Debut as Count in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1926
Teachers, Albert Carre, Leon David, Felix Vieuille (uncle)
Sang in premiere of Le Sicilien (Letorey)
1911 FP in USAmerica by conductor Gustav Mahler. Conducting the New York Philharmonic in a program featuring British composers Elgar and Standford and American composers Chadwick, Hadley, Loeffler and MacDowell.
BUT Wikipedia has an entry: According to Wikipedia: "Mahler made his New York debut at the Metropolitan Opera on 1 January 1908, when he conducted Wagner's Tristan und Isolde in the cut version still standard in New York. For its 1908–09 season the Metropolitan management brought in the Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini to share duties with Mahler, who made only 19 appearances in the entire season. One of these was a much-praised performance of Smetana's The Bartered Bride on 19 February 1909. In the early part of the season Mahler conducted three concerts with the New York Symphony Orchestra. This renewed experience of orchestral conducting inspired him to resign his position with the opera house and accept the conductorship of the re-formed New York Philharmonic.
1912 Birth of Milada Musilova Soprano
Born 14 Feb 1912 Blanska u Boskovic
Debut as Majenka in Bartered Bride (Smetana) 1936
Teacher, Masa Fleischerova
1912 Birth of Horst Taubmann Tenor
Born 14 Feb 1912 Pirna Died 28 Nov 1991
Debut as Lionel in Martha (Flotow) 1935
Created Flamand in Capriccio (Strauss)
1937 Birth of Jean Bonhomme Tenor
Born 14 Feb 1937 Ottawa Died Oct 1986
Debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 1965
Teachers:- Maria Carpi, Herman Geiger-Torel, Raoul Jobin, George Lambert
1940 FP of John Cage's Second Construction for percussion, in Portland, OR.
1947 Death of Celestina Boninsegna Soprano
Born 26 Feb 1877 Reggioi Emilia Died 14 Feb 1947
Debut as Norina in Don Pasquale (Donizetti) 1892
Teachers:- Mattioli, Virginia Boccabadati
Pupil :- Margherita Grandi
Created Rosaura in Le Maschere (Mascagni)
Jone in Jone (Petrella)
1952 Birth of American composer Edward POND.
1953 Birth of American electronic music composer Wayne SIEGEL.
1953 FP of Carl Orff's Trionfo di Afrodite, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
1955 Death of Lucette Korsoff Soprano
Born 1 Feb 1876 Genoa Died 14 Feb 1955
Debut as Serpina in Serva Padrone (Pergolesi) 1892
Teachers:- Teresa Arkel, Frederick Boyer, Rosine Laborde
Pupils :- Gina Cigna, Tadeusz Wierzbicki, Constantin Joukowitsch,
Created Orlinde in Amadis (Massenet)
1959 Birth of American soprano Renee FLEMING in Rochester New York.
Debut as Constanze in Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart) 1986
Teachers:- Arleen Auger, Beverley Jones
Created Mme De Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons (Susa)
Blanche Dubois in Streetcar named Desire (Previn)
Rosina in Ghost of Versailles (Corigliano)
1972 Death of Dutch composer Bertus van Lier in Roden. b-Utrecht, 10 SEP 1906.
2002 Death of German conductor Gunter Wand. Bruckner specialist. b-Elberfeld, 7 JAN 1912.
2003 FP of Robert Maggio's ballet Le Travail at Pennsylvania
Ballet with choreography by Matthew Neenan in
Philadelphia. The ballet was designed
to coincide with Dégas and the Dance exhibit at the Philadelphia Art